Lost at sea for two years – dolphin equipment returned

Equipment used to monitor dolphins in the Moray Firth by the University’s Cromarty Lighthouse Field Station has been returned to the team after a two year and 300 mile journey.

Researchers in Cromarty were stunned when they received a message from Jan Roar Sørensen asking for information about a strange red pod that had washed up on the island of Utsira, off the west coast of Norway.

The C-POD, used to monitor dolphin and porpoise behaviour around the Moray Firth, had been missing for two years.

Dr Isla Graham, researchers at the Cromarty Lighthouse Field Station tells the story.

Cover image: Returned thanks to the kindness of strangers – Dr Isla Graham with the returned C-POD

Notes for Editors

Notes for Editors

Taken from the University of Aberdeen, School of Biological Sciences website. The University of Aberdeen published this article here on 7 March 2023.

PublishedTuesday March 7th, 2023